Foreign language survival guide

Posted Date: 03 November 2015
Foreign language survival tips

Visiting a country where you don’t speak the local language can sometimes be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. Embrace the chance to learn some new lingo on your trip. And remember that you don’t need to be a fluent speaker – people will be able to understand not just your words but also hand gestures, expressions and good manners.

So don’t get lost in translation, follow these simple tips to help you survive when you don’t speak the native tongue.

Foreign language survival guide infographic created by: Southern Cross Travel Insurance

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